I finally started on my Resolute 16'6" kayak. Early on I decided to document the process via a blog. If you're interested in following along, it's at stripbuiltkayak.com
Based on an earlier posting I settled on primarily basswood with some spanish cedar "patches" and a handful of walnut accent lines (1/8" and 1/4" strips). I lofted the forms (in Autocad) from the tables in the KayakCraft book and then sent them to a local CNC shop to turn the CAD files into MDF forms. So far I'm at the point of forms aligned on the strongback and am starting to cut the strips now.
I'm more or less planning on following Nick's stapleless methods and will be modifying the cockpit to be longer to support actually getting my legs in (and out) while seated. Most cockpits I've tried require me to sit on the deck in order to get in and I'm not so found of that.